Monthly Archives: May 2011

Mystic Defender [Kujakuō 2 Gen-ei Jō] (11/25/1989)

For as long as games have been ported over from Japan,  they’ve been changed for Western audiences.  In  the time frame we are most interested in here at The Pre-Sonic Genesis Institute of Semi-Academic Chronological Gaming (PSGISACG), this was often … Continue reading

Posted in Action, Platformer, Winter 1989 | 4 Comments

Forgotten Worlds (11/18/1989)

As you may have noticed, Sega took a pretty interesting tack in the early years of the Mega Drive by making the majority of games in-house.  This isn’t necessarily out of the ordinary in itself; most consoles at the time … Continue reading

Posted in Shooter, Uncategorized, Winter 1989 | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Rambo III (10/21/89)

(Hi everyone. This is the first guest post by friend of the Pre-Sonic Genesis Institute of Retro Theory Brandon Teel, who kindly volunteered his writing skills to bring us a small novella on Rambo III.) Hyper-masculine eighties Republican power fantasies … Continue reading

Posted in Action, Fall 1989 | 4 Comments

A Year of YM2612

Rambo III (written up by guest-writer and all around good fellow Brandon Teel of Andore Jr. fame) should be coming up relatively soon, but I’d like to take the opportunity to point out that that is the last game of … Continue reading

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Super Hydlide (10/6/1989)

I’m going to be honest, I really have no idea what to say about Super Hydlide. In fact, the reason I haven’t updated in five months isn’t because of a lack of time or interest, it’s because Super Hydlide is … Continue reading

Posted in Action, Fall 1989, RPG | 7 Comments


Boy, it’s been a while. I wish I ever had an excuse for the gap in updates (in this case, a game that actively resisted writing about it) but things should go relatively smoothly from here on out. I am … Continue reading

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